Project Delivery Working Group

Project Delivery Working Group Approved FY18 Annual Work Plan

Project Controls Subgroup July 2018 Hanford Meeting

Project Delivery Working Group (PDWG) May 2018 DOE Nevada Field Office Meeting


The Project Delivery Working Group (PDWG) is chartered to leverage the expertise and experience of DOE’s contractors to address challenges and achieve improvements in project delivery across the complex. The PDWG’s purpose is to seek out, promote, and share the best practices and processes for successful project delivery at DOE facilities. This will be achieved through contractor subject matter experts and professionals from across the complex, working together and in partnership with DOE to strengthen and advance the development, management, and delivery of projects (and project-like activities) in support of DOE missions. The PDWG’s portfolio includes those broad-based, interrelated elements across the project lifecycle critical to successful delivery. Areas of focus include:

  • Acquisition strategy and planning
  • Earned value management
  • Cost estimating and scheduling
  • Management of complex projects
  • Integration of safety into the design process and other technical processes
  • Contract alignment and incentives
  • Start-up and commissioning


Upcoming Events

EFCOG Annual Meeting will take place at DOE Forrestal Building on 06/04/2019 - 06/05/2019 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Amy D. Basche, Chair

Chair Washington River Protection Solutions Work Phone: (509) 373-6306

Ray Geimer

Vice Chair CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC Work Phone: (716) 289-6700

Craig T Hewitt

Working Group Coordinator CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company Work PO Box 1600 Richland WA 99352 Work Phone: (509) 376-5790 Cell Phone: (509) 308-2277

Steering Committee

Rick M Millikin

CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation CompanyVP, Strategic Planning and Project Controls Work P.O. Box 1600 MS R2-50 Richland WA 99352 Work Phone: (509)373-5892 Cell Phone: (509)308-9565

EFCOG Sponsoring Directors

Robert (Bob) Miklos

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Director Idaho National LaboratoryDirector, Production Facilities & TSDFs, Material Fuels Complex Work P.O. Box 1625 Idaho Falls ID 83415 Work Phone: (208) 533-7760

Robert P. Miklos,
Director, Production Facilities & TSDFs, Material Fuels
Idaho National Laboratory
Chair, Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG)
Project Delivery Working Group (PDWG)

Robert Miklos, PMP/SCPM has over 30 years of experience in disciplined operations of nuclear facilities include hot cells,
waste handling treatment and processing capabilities ,nonnuclear facilities, start-up and testing, integrated safety
management, used fuel handling, fuel processing ,TRU waste and mixed waste projects and project management. He led
establishment of the INL Project Management Office which included implementation of laboratory-wide tailored project management systems, including DOE Order 413 implementation and EVM certification strategy. He is currently the Director of Production Facilities & Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) with line management responsibilities for safe and
efficient operations, maintenance and project activities within multiple Nuclear and Radiological facilities including Fuel Condition Facility (FCF), TSDF, INL Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) facilities and operations of the new Remote Handled Low Level Waste Disposal Facility (RHLLW), currently undergoing Nuclear Facility Start up activities.

Prior to joining the INL community, he gained 18 years of large-scale commercial construction, capital asset projects and DOD construction, overhaul and refueling, defueling and decommissioning experience when employed by Newport News Shipbuilding and its subsidiary company, Newport News Reactor Services.

He is chair of the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Project Delivery Working Group (PMWG), EFCOG INL Executive Council Member, undergraduate Degrees in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Old Dominion University, a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Stanford University Certified Project Manager

Frank R. Sheppard, Jr.

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Director Parsons Government ServicesSenior Vice President and Project Manager Work 1080 Silver Bluff Road Aiken SC 29803 Work Phone: (803) 641-8926

Frank R. Sheppard, Parsons Senior Vice President and Salt Waste Processing Facility
(SWPF) Project Manager, had 21 years of Federal Government experience prior to
entering into the private sector for the past 9 years. Mr. Sheppard joined Parsons in
September 2011 as the Contracts Manager and assumed the role of Project Manager
April 2015. Mr. Sheppard is responsible for safe project execution and delivery,
including Construction, Testing and Commissioning and Operation of SWPF.
Prior to joining Parsons, Mr. Sheppard ran a successful Small Business consulting
company, The League, LLC, providing contract and management consulting services to
small and large businesses working on, and competing for, Department of Energy and
Department of Defense contracts. Mr. Sheppard’s 21 year Federal service began with
the U.S Navy at Lakehurst, NJ and the Office of Chief of Naval Operations. Mr.
Sheppard joined the Department of Energy Headquarters in 1995 working in the
Environmental Management’s (EM) Rocky Flats Program Office and then supported
the Assistant Secretary for EM in creating the Office of Acquisition Management where
he served as Director as a Senior Executive Service member through 2005.

Susan G. Stiger

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Director Bechtel National, Inc. & Los Alamos National LaboratoryManager, Energy and Environment Work Bechtel National, Inc. 11831 W. Riverview Drive Post Falls ID 83854 United States Work Phone: (208) 757-7395 Cell Phone: (208) 757-7395

Susan Stiger has more than 35 years experience in the energy and environmental industries, primarily managing major projects and operations in nuclear facilities, waste management and environmental remediation. She led the environmental cleanup programs at the Idaho National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and at Rocky Flats. She has also held senior positions on DOE projects at Oak Ridge and Hanford. Currently, Susan provides operations oversight and strategic formulation for Bechtel National’s Department of Energy sector and serves as a senior corporate representative with DOE-HQ. Her experience directing complex technical projects in challenging political and regulatory environments has led to a focus on turning troubled projects and organizations into successful operations.

Ms. Stiger has been involved with EFCOG since 2004 and currently chairs the EM policy group. She holds an SB degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

DOE Liaison

Paul Bosco

DOE Liaison


Norbert Doyle

DOE Sponsor U.S. Department of Energy Work 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington DC 20585 US Work Phone: (202) 287-5591

Steve Meador

DOE Sponsor SC-28 Work 1000 Independence Ave. SW Washington DC 20585

DOE Field POCs – To Be Determined


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Subgroup and Task Team Activity and Leadership 

Acquisitions Subgroup

Project Controls Subgroup

 Project Management Subgroup

Start-up, Testing, and Commissioning Subgroup

Functional Areas